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NYM Girls Basketball: Lady Eagles remain perfect with win over Underwood

John George

The New York Mills girls improved to 9-0 Tuesday night with a 52-43 win over Underwood.

Alicia Boe scored 11 of her 13 points in the first half as the Eagles took a 31-23 lead into the break. Boe would finish with seven rebounds and seven assists.

Hannah Rutten would fin-ish with 17 points, six re-bounds, seven steals and five assists. Kendra McCall was also in double figures with 12 points.

It was the Eagles third straight non-conference game and sixth game this season against Section 6A teams. Underwood (6-4) won last year's contest, 58-49.

It marks New York Mills best start since the 1980-81 season when they started 9-0 before going on to State, where they finished 6th.


New York Mills will get back to Park Region Confer-ence action tonight (Jan. 14) at Menahga. They have won three in a row over the Lady Trojans.

Mills will return to the Sports Center Jan. 15 to host Park Region Conference leaders Bertha-Hewitt in a doubleheader with the boys. The Lady Bears, ranked No. 5 in Class A, won both meetings last season and are the defending PRC champs

The C-squad girls game will start the night at 4 p.m. in the Sports Center (no C-squad boys game). The B-squad games start at 5 p.m. in the Sports Center and high school gyms.

The varsity girls will start at 6:15 p.m., with the boys' game will follow at the Sports Center at approxi-mately 7:45 p.m.

The Lady Eagles remain at home Jan. 19 for another PRC game against Pillager. NY Mills has won nine straight against the Huskies dating back to 2005.

Tuesday, January 12

New York Mills 52, Underwood 43

Underwood 23-20--43

New York Mills 31-21--52

Eagles--Rutten 17, Boe 13, McCall 12, Welter 9, Menze 1.

Rockets--Ferry 12, Bjorklund 9, Rocholl 7, Masloski 5, Fitzgibbons 4, Veazie 1, Floersch 1.

2-pointers--NYM 17, U 17; 3-pointers-- NYM 3, U 1; Free Throws-- NYM 9/19, U 6/10; Rebounds-- NYM 28 (Boe 7), U 23; Assists-- NYM 16 (Boe 7); Steals-- NYM 13 (Rutten 7), U 6; Turnovers-- NYM 18, U 20; Team Fouls-- NYM 15, U 17.